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Who Am I ? Black History people


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. Won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964
. I was a leader of the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott in 1955
. Nonviolent protest
Martin Luther King Jr.
I portrayed the great jazz singer Billie Holiday in the movie Lady Sings the Blues.
Diana Ross
Specializes in agricultural and industrial education
Booker T. Washington
Developed over 300 uses for the peanut
George Washington Carver
The first black woman to sing at the Metropolitan Opera Company
Marian Anderson
Scored most points in the NBA
NCAA basketball championship
First NBA championship
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Alex Haley
Broke the " color line " in major league baseball
Brooklyn Dodgers
Jackie Robinson
First black U.S. Senator
Edward Brooke
Served in the U.S. congress.
In 1972 she ran for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.
Shirley Chisholm
W.E.B. Du Bois
Killed in the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770
Crispus Attucks
Mayor of Los Angeles
Tom Bradley
Heavyweight champion
Muhammad Ali
In 1950 she was the first black American ever to play in the U.S. lawn Tennis Association championship tournament at Forest Hills, New York
Althea Gibson
The first black American ever to serve on the U.S. supreme court
Thurgood Marshall
Born into slavery and became the greatest of the black abolitionist before the Civil War
Fredrick Douglas
For many years i was a follower of Elijah Muhammad, and a leading spokesman for his nation of Islam the " black Muslims". Later, however I broke with Muhammad.
Malcolm X
" Giant of jazz "
" Satchmo "
Louis Armstrong

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